Hi, happy to answer your questions
No clinicals were necessary in this program, as we are all RNs already. There was some 'service hours' in the courses, but those were fulfilled by the course requirements such as in the population focused community health you had to give a few education presentations to your target audiences.
Most of the classes were 7 weeks. In my last semester they were changing some of the more challenging courses (pathophysiology, pharmacology and nursing research) to a 14 week semester. They suggest taking one course at a time, but I found it reasonable to take 2 courses concurrently and managed fine.
The courses are really set up in a system and a schedule - for example, on monday you start the readings, on wednesday you post your discussion, on friday you take a quiz or post your responses etc....most courses have a one hour 'chat' where you sign up for the most convenient time and you have a discussion with 15 classmates and a facilitator.
The books are outrageous!!! (aren't all textbooks crazy expensive???) But of course you can buy them online at ebay, half.com, amazon
etc...look for the best price on the correct edition and you will do better. Also, you can buy from your classmates that maybe already finished that class....
I thought the instructors were very approachable, you have the facilitator that is your resource, and you also can reach the main instructor via email.
I don't think there were any lab fees, you don't go to lab! The graduation fee was 50 dollars, and it covered your diploma, cap and gown, pinning ceremony (have to buy your own pin though) graduation luncheon, and graduation program and photo. It was the best money I ever spent!!!
The one thing I found the most difficult was sustaining to the end of the program. Make no mistake, it is a lot of work. It is writing papers every week, it is one course after another and you just have to put your head down and keep plodding along....If it was easy it would be meaningless wouldn't it? So make up your mind and go for it!